The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children

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Simon and Schuster, May 6, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 278 pages
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There's a stranger in your house.
Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence -- right in your own home. Kids spend more time each week with media than they do with their parents or teachers, and they learn about the adult world -- through the influence of TV, the movies, music, computer games, and the Internet -- long before they're ready.
"This is the new media reality," writes nationally acclaimed child advocate James P. Steyer, "and it is not one that most parents or children are prepared for." With The Other Parent, Steyer offers critical guidance for understanding and processing the media that deluges your kids. Here you can learn how to:

  • talk to your kids about the messages they encounter in the media
  • put your family on a healthy media diet
  • initiate activities besides television watching and Web surfing

...and much more. A widely acclaimed, behind-the-scenes look at the media reality that children face, The Other Parent is a groundbreaking book that will change the way all Americans use and view the media.
  

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The other parent: the inside story of the media's effect on our children

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In this balanced and stimulating study, Steyer, a professor of education and political science at Stanford, CEO and chair of family media company JP Kids, and father of three, addresses the media's ... Read full review

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This book was suggested in a class this summer. It warns parents about letting kids watch tv, play videio games, listen to current music. A must read for young parents. Read full review

Contents

Part One AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE MEDIA AND KIDS
1
THE POWER OF CAMPAIGN CASH
150
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
181
THE CHALLENGE OF CITIZEN ACTION
241
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James P. Steyer is one of the nation's leading experts and entrepreneurs in the fields of media, education, and child advocacy. His work has been featured on Oprah, the Today show, and numerous national television programs, and in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Newsweek. He is also an award-winning faculty member at Stanford University in California, where he lives with his wife and three children. For more information, visit www.theotherparent.com.

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